Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Essex County Greenbelt Association - Area Events

Ok, so these are exactly running related events but I think if you are an avid trail runner you may also have an interest in some of these programs. Please support them if you can. Thanks

Carter Reservation Walk Carter Reservation, Gloucester Sunday, March 30, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Led by Seania McCarthy and Dee McManus Join Seania and Dee for a walk through this lovely historic property. Look for centuries-old house foundations and enjoy the wintry peace of this dense woodland property.
Directions: From Route 128 North, take the third exit off Grant Circle, the first Gloucester rotary, onto Washington Street (Route 127). Drive 2.2 miles. Just after the causeway that crosses the outlet for Goose Cove, turn right onto Dennison Street. Drive to the end of Dennison Street and park at the Greenbelt sign.

Great Marsh Symposium: A Coastal Treasure in Our Backyard Saturday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (optional field trips from 3 - 4 p.m.) Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, Newburyport
Announcing the 2nd annual Great Marsh Symposium! Experts will speak about the history of the Plum Island Airport, striped bass research, photography of the Great Marsh, archeology, seasons on a salt marsh farm, ecological mysteries and much more!Registration is $12. Pre-registration is required. Register early as space is limited! Call Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center at (978) 462-9998, or download the registration form at Questions? Contact Kathy Leahy at (978) 927-1122 x.2700 or
Save the Date Sunday, April 27, 1 -3 p.m., Nature Walk, New England Biolabs, Ipswich Sunday, May 18, Noon - 3 p.m., Greenbelt's Annual Meeting, Cox Reservation,Essex Friday, June 13 - Sunday, June 15, Art in the Barn, Cox Reservation, Essex

Other Area Events of Interest
Owls of Essex County Tuesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street, Essex Presented by Jim Berry
Ever wonder about the lives of birds in your backyard? Join Jim Berry, ornithologist, for a fascinating look into the lives and habits of regional owls. Tickets are $6 for Shipbuilding Museum members, $8 for nonmembers. Call (978) 768-7541 or for more information.

Going Green So You Can Save Green Wednesday, March 26, 7 - 9 p.m. West End Theatre, 1 Washington Street, Gloucester Co-sponsored by Cape Ann Energy Network and Sustainable Cape Ann
Want to know how relatively small investments in 'greening' your home or apartment can save major 'green' for your wallet, while at the same time helping create a sustainable future? Join Cape Ann Energy Network and Sustainable Cape Ann for an informative gathering to learn about improving the energy efficiency of your home. Guest speakers Mike Salmon and John Moskal will present information on home energy solutions, and financial issues (costs, federal and state incentives, tax issues) associated with the purchase of renewable energy systems. The brief presentations will be followed by a question-answer period when the audience can ask questions specific to their own home and living situation. Email for more information.

Hamilton Wenham Trail Day Saturday, April 12, 9a.m. - 12 p.m. Sponsored by Hamilton Wenham Green
Join Hamilton Wenham Green for one of five walks in the forested landscape on Trail Day and learn what natural treasures are in your backyards. The events will be held on the Discover Hamilton Trail which is part of the larger Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway. The Discover Hamilton Trail is a 10 mile loop that travels through Bradley Palmer State Park, the Appleton Farms Grass Rides, the Harvard Woods, and the Pingree Reservation. These events are being held to bring more awareness about our natural resources and promote recreational use of already existing trails. For more information on the various walks and events being held please go to the website of Hamilton Wenham Green at Pre-registration is required for the walks. Please sign up at the Hamilton Wenham Library or call the library at (978) 468-5577.

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